Duck biting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rivermember145, May 1, 2017.

  1. rivermember145

    rivermember145 New Egg

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    I have two ducklings right and one keeps biting my clothes and arm, I don't know if he is trying to mean or what, and he sometimes bites my fingers. He just bits at everything without reason, can anyone help?
     
  2. DakotaDreamer

    DakotaDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the duck? We have week and a half old khaki campbell ducklings and they have been doing similar while attempting to preen us. That is what it sounds like to me. It can depend on the age though.
     
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducklings like to nibble on everything. Like babies do.
    In the wild they would be nibbling and dabbling in dirt and water and grass looking for food. Its not being mean tho:)
     
  4. MissTeal

    MissTeal Just Hatched

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    Ducklings nibble at things to investigate them, but the nibbling should not hurt. If it does bite hard enough to hurt it could be displaying dominance and this can be corrected by firmly but gently pinning the duck down until it stops squirming. This does not hurt the duck and shows it who's boss. After a couple times the duck will not bite and you do not have to worry about the duck fearing you. I do this with my duck and he still loves to cuddle.
     
  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes it may pinch. But a duckling is just investigating.
    And adult can be handled in the manner. But i would be careful with a duckling.
     
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  6. rivermember145

    rivermember145 New Egg

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    He is about a month old
     
  7. Cloud9Farm

    Cloud9Farm Just Hatched

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    That's how our pekin got his name Mr. Bitey pants
     
  8. FrenchFry

    FrenchFry Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my goodness that is so cute lol!
     

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